Teaching Visual Culture: Curriculum, Aesthetics, and the Social Life of Art
Teachers College Press, 2003 - 189 من الصفحات
This is the first book to focus on teaching visual culture. The author provides the theoretical basis on which to develop a curriculum that lays the groundwork for postmodern art education (K–12 and higher education). Drawing on social, cognitive, and curricular theory foundations, Freedman offers a conceptual framework for teaching the visual arts from a cultural standpoint. Chapters discuss: visual culture in a democracy; aesthetics in curriculum; philosophical and historical considerations; recent changes in the field of art history; connections between art, student development, and cognition; interpretation of art inside and outside of school; the role of fine arts in curriculum; technology and teaching; television as the national curriculum; student artistic production and assessment; and much more.
“A compelling synthesis of scholarship from a variety of fields. . . . This book successfully blends theory with provocative arts education applications.”
“Insightful and well-researched. . . . This book will spark discussion among art educators, serving as a catalyst for change in theory and practice.”